Looking for a Different Perspective? Get a Plane!
by Peter Zack
The Earth from Above gives us some stunning photographs. Someday, I’ll buy an ultralite.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand created the Altitude Agency in 1991, specialising in aerial photography and has taken over 1/2 million photographs in more than 100 countries with a team of over 100 photographers. He has taken images of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, from helicopters and hot-air balloons. The book from this project, Earth from Above (‘la Terre vue du ciel’) sold over 3 million copies and was translated into 24 languages. In July 2005 he created an environmental organization called Good Planet to help people and companies, reduce and offset their climate impact by funding projects on renewable energies, energy efficiency and reforestation. His DVD Home has been viewed by millions worldwide.
From the series, Earth From Above by: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
“With Earth from above, I simply want people to see the Earth as it is today, as faithfully as possible. What motivates me is the impact a photograph can make within the framework of environmental preservation. The great novelty of our time is that mankind has the power to change its environment and I want my photos to testify to this fact so people can realise this.” (Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
From the site:
“Earth From Above” is the result of the aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s five-year airborne odyssey across six continents. It’s a spectacular presentation of large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes. Every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing planet.
Cheers and good shooting –Peter Zack
All photos: ©Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
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